Barca ace refuses to dismiss United rumours

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Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United despite shining for Barcelona in the Champions League.

Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United despite shining for Barcelona in the Champions League.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League following a troubled time at the Nou Camp, and United are reported to be leading the race.

The 26-year-old put in one of his best performances in a Barca shirt as he found the net during last night’s 5-1 rout against Lyon that put the Catalan giants through to the quarter-finals.

However he did little to commit his future to the club after the game, and seems open to a move away, when the transfer window re-opens in the summer.

‘In the last few weeks, months even, I’ve not been playing well.

But I still want to improve,’ Coutinho revealed after the game.

‘I came to Barcelona to give my best.

I live for the moment.

You never know what the future holds.

I am happy with my performance today.

‘ A return to former club Liverpool has been ruled out, so United appear to be in the box seat to do a deal, although Chelsea have also been mentioned.

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